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The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) is a community resource that provides information to the public about gas drilling and production in the Barnett Shale region in North Texas.

Air & Water Quality

Natural gas: a bridge fuel that can help improve our air quality

The economic benefits of natural gas production in the Barnett Shale are now obvious to North Texans – tens of thousands of new jobs, along with signing bonuses and monthly royalty checks to thousands of property owners who’ve leased their mineral rights.

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Natural Gas

Emissions from Barnett Shale Gas Production

Executive Summary

Natural gas production in the Barnett Shale region of Texas has increased rapidly since 1999, and as of June 2008, over 7700 oil and gas wells had been installed and another 4700 wells were pending.

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Natural Gas

Call 811 To Protect Pipelines and Public Safety!

On June 7, 2010, in Cleburne, TX, in a tragic accident, an electric transmission company worker punctured a natural gas pipeline leading to the death of the worker and injuring at least eight others.

In light of this terrible event, it is important to understand how each of us can keep our neighborhoods safe by protecting pipelines.

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Natural Gas

Myth or Fact?

MYTH: Drilling rigs will be a permanent feature of the Fort Worth landscape.

FACT: It typically takes 20-30 days to drill a well in the Barnett Shale. However, depending on the area, multiple wells may be drilled consecutively on one site. When drilling is completed, the drilling rig is removed.

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Barnett Shale

Jobs

The Barnett Shale is generating thousands of new jobs throughout much of North Texas in a wide variety of career fields. The booming national gas industry continues to create new opportunities for engineers, geologists, accountants, geologists, truck drivers, field workers, administrative staff, accountants, welders, landmen, mechanics, equipment operators … the list is practically endless.

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Drilling & Fracturing

Water Use in the Barnett Shale

While the positive economic impact of the Barnett Shale on North Texas is becoming clear--thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars injected into the economy, insulating North Texas from the national economic downturn--there are also many questions.

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Natural Gas

No turning back: why natural gas production in the U.S. has to grow

Given rising gas prices and growing instability in key oil-producing regions of the world, it is increasingly obvious that the United States must aggressively promote the use of alternative energy sources while at the same time expand the production of oil and natural gas here at home. 

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Air & Water Quality

Educators

Classroom Energy!

The American Petroleum Institute's website offers teachers and students with multi-media interactive tools and games to understand energy and its effects.

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Natural Gas

Natural Gas Is Used In Virtually Everything We Consume

Given rising gas prices and growing instability in key oil-producing regions of the world, it is increasingly obvious that the United States must aggressively promote the use of alternative energy sources while expanding the production of oil and natural gas at home.

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